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Additive
System builds rhythm by adding together units of time
Triplet
a triplet shortens the duration of a note value slightly, and allows you to divide a whole into three equal parts. By joining the three notes together with a curved line (called a slur) and adding a 3 above or below, we can indicate that those three notes should be played during the time that one or two notes are usually sounded.
syncopation
a momentary contradiction of the prevailing meter or pulse
Hemiola
rhythmic pattern incorproating the ratio of 3:2
polyrhythm
the simultaneous use of two or more rhythms which are seeming unrelated, or which are perceived as belonging to different meters; sometimes also known as cross-rhythm
polymeter
the simultaenous use of two or more meters